time machine

  1. vs40

    External SSD switching to "read only" when used for TimeMachine backup

    I got new external SSD and want to use it for Time Machine backups, but it switching to "read only" after configuring the Time Machine. SSD is working, I can format it in exFAT or APFS and use like normal external drive, but right after selecting it for Time Machine, it switching to RO. I'm...
  2. DinkThifferent

    Time Machine disc crashed?

    After updating to 11.5.1 tonight, I didn't use my 2019 5K iMac any further. I just woke it up from sleep and got an unpleasant surprise. My Time Machine external drive (just a normal 1TB external drive, no Apple time capsule) has suddenly crashed?! Anyone else having this issue? It is coming...
  3. JKAussieSkater

    Time for Time Machine overhaul

    I think Time Machine is antiquated software that really hasn’t been maintained by Apple. It has a complicated backup structure that seems to depend on the hard drive being formatted as a certain file system in most cases, and the backup “images” are extremely volatile and aren’t resistant to...
  4. korn3l

    TM not updating files - Local snapshot does

    Hi, I have configured my TM to a NAS and I noticed that the files don't get updated. Every new Backup has the same files/folders and filestamps like the initial backup. When I browse through the TM tree I have for every Backup 2 entries with the same time > one is pointing to the backup on NAS...
  5. T

    Sharing Time Machine disk in 10.11?

    Since there's no this option in 10.11: "Share as a Time Machine...", is it not possible to share a local time machine disk to another mac? The mac that would use the shared Time Machine disk has 10.15.
  6. mac_in_tosh

    Questions about Time Machine

    I'm new to using Time Machine (TM) and have a couple of questions. First, I assume that each backup is incremental to the initial one. So what would happen if I enter TM and manually delete the oldest backup? I read that TM automatically deletes the oldest one when disk space is running low...
  7. Rico Muerte

    Time Machine via FW800 glitches out trackpad on 2012 non retina MPB

    Got a 2012 non retina MBP: Noticed a weird thing yesterday - when I went to do a 1st time machine backup via FW800, the trackpad/cursor glitched out & became almost completely unusable. It was tremendously laggy & mostly unresponsive while the FW800 drive was plugged in. Plugging in a...
  8. T

    Thinking about downgrading to original Big Sur OS because new update is causing problems....

    I have had some random problems with Big Sur since 11.3 (ex. photo screensaver doesn't work anymore, much slower & the 'beach ball' is showing up all the time, etc.) I assume anything that I have added to my Mac since then will be gone? I have a Time Machine backup but wasn't sure if I could...
  9. Mr. Dee

    External Hard Disk Corrupted After updating to Big Sur 11.3 on M1

    I have already scheduled a Genius Bar appointment for this coming Thursday. I wanted to post this to see if there is any hope, but I think its looking grim for my 4 TB G-Drive. This week I updated my M1 13 inch MacBook Pro to Big Sur 11.3. Personally, I am not one to get the latest updates and...
  10. J

    I don’t understand whether the backup is done or not?

    I don’t understand why there is a red exclamation mark next to ‘latest backup’ , I have attached the screenshot showing what it says when I click on it .. Is this backup safe to be transferred onto a new MacBook? I don’t want to transfer a corrupted backup; oh and it’s also not allowing me to...
  11. S

    Time machine not backing up

    I have a 12TB external drive for my time machine backup. It's been fine since September 2020. But now it's saying that backups fail because of a lack of space. Currently 600GB is available, and the calculated size of the full backup is 6.54TB. When I open the drive and look in the backups...
  12. M

    What router and hard drive combos are working for your wifi Time Machine backups?

    Hello, I'm getting ready to retire a Time Capsule I've used for years as both wifi router and backup location for Time Machine. What systems are you using for Time Machine over wifi that are working? I would like to replace the Time Capsule with a new wifi router (that will hopefully expand...
  13. PunMachine

    Is there a way to retrieve files from an old Time Machine backup of another computer?

    I have a unique problem. I had 2 different model MacBooks operating simultaneously. I have a disk with time machine backup files from one of them that had completely died. Is there a way to recover this backup to an external hard drive in order to try and retrieve, for example, old project files...
  14. circatee

    USB Drive and Time Machine backups

    Based on the details below, I am curious. If I have a 512GB drive in my Mac, can I partition that drive, for Time Machine backups? Thus, if needed, use said partition to perform a restore of sorts? Details: Error: SOCD report detected: (AP watchdog expired) Link...
  15. chnine

    Time Machine not allowing selection of a file from yesterday’s backup

    Hi there, I have a Photoshop doc (using current Adobe CC product) that I accidentally changed some layers on today (working too fast LOL). I renamed the doc (versus duplicating and renaming it) to reflect that I was adding some new work. Prior to this, this doc had last been worked on a...
  16. E

    Time Machine | Full Backup Restore Issue (11.1 + 11.2)

    Hi All, I am desperately trying to restore a Time Machine backup stored on my (LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 10Tb) external drive to my (2019) iMac running Big Sur 11.2. Here is what I have done: Started up iMac while pressing CMD + R Selected « Restore from Time Machine » and clicked « Continue »...
  17. L

    Time Machine problem

    My time machine appears to be stuck, its its first back up, and its been on for 24 hours pretty much now, its stuck half way, and doesn't seem to be moving. It said about 24 hours when it saturated, that was a day ago, and now says still 19 hours to go. If I stop this backup, will it have to...
  18. P

    Time Machine - Dates older than 2018 error

    Hello, I have problem with Time Machines dates older than 2018. My time line has dates from now (2021) to 2016. And everything work perfect for me only to 2018 year (include 01.01.2018). But any older dates (include 31.12.2017) don't work. They are there on the time line but clicking on them...
  19. CJ Dorschel

    Time Machine No Longer Saves Lost Emails, Contacts, etc

    I've been using Time Machine since day 1 with .Mac and iCloud and could always recover lost Contacts, emails, etc within Core Apps. Now you cannot open Contacts or Mail to recover individual contacts or emails, etc. Many of us have filed bug reports with Apple since this began with Catalina...
  20. B

    Time Machine in Big Sur - Does it works differently? "Macintosh HD" gone, just "Macintosh HD - Data" showing

    Hello, I did search around a bit, but I have not been able to find an answer. So here it comes: I recently did a fresh intall of Big Sur on a 16" Macbook Pro. Totally worth it in terms of performance. Since it's 2021, I decided to also start fresh in terms of back ups, and I got a new external...